Tag: snow

Switching to winter tyres in France

Last year, I bought a new car. It has big tyres, so I looked at the cost of snow tyres and thinner wheels online, hoping it would be cheaper than in La Clusaz or Annecy. Undecided, I visited Norauto for

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What a difference a day makes

The French Alps have had a slow start to the ski season, with Christmas holiday-makers in La Clusaz limited to just a few small ski areas. My  visitors sought alternative entertainment, opting for the Titanic Exhibition in Geneva and the

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Ricard jugs and vide greniers

Let’s start with a few statements. 1. Ricard is a popular drink in France. 2. Vide grenier sales (car boot sales or trash and treasures) are popular in France. 3. At least 10% of all stands at a vide grenier

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Meanwhile, in La Clusaz…

After last weekend’s tractor shenanigans in Saint Jean de Sixt during the freestyle competition, La Clusaz put on a different type of competition (if you’re receiving this via email, you might need to click through to view): The SFR Tour

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The Winter Olympics — French style

Les Jeux Bon Appétiques 2014

The Sotchi Winter Olympics are underway and the athletes have managed to rise above the negative aspects which continue to undermine the sporting event. Politics, human rights and treatment of animals were on the minds of many as the opening

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The dangers of mountain life

Living in a ski resort is obviously lots of fun. There’s more time to spend enjoying the snow, the air is fresh and the scenery is always stunning. Last week, however, the dangers of living in the mountains became all

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An early start to a long winter

Sheep in snowy St Jean de Sixt

Winter came to La Clusaz earlier than usual this year, with enough snow at La Balme for the ski lifts to open for the past few weekends. These sheep in Saint Jean de Sixt were caught in deep snow in

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No autumn in France this year?

Kitten in snow in St Jean de Sixt, France

Just a few weeks ago, I was in sandals and sun dresses, but last weekend, the weather in St Jean de Sixt got very cold. So cold, in fact, that it snowed heavily. Pictured above is a photo I took

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Buy a French ski resort!

I heard on the radio this morning that a ski resort has been put up for sale in popular French ebay-style site, Le Bon Coin. Sure enough, you can buy an entire ski resort for just €550,000, complete with three

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Witnessing an avalanche

A few weeks ago, I took some friends to look at the picturesque views from the Col des Aravis. There was snow, green grass and wild mountain goats all visible nearby, and Mont Blanc was bright white in the distance.

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